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Royal Hutt River Dedication Cricket Club is the national cricket team of the Principality of Hutt River.
 The team plays annually in the Willowfest Australian Cricket Club Championships
 held in Mildura, Victoria, Australia in December each year.

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Game #5
Hutt River Dedication Vs Danger Islanders

Hutt River Dedication took to the field on day four well out of the placings and playing for pride. In identical circumstances to last years carnival, Hankinson won his first coin toss of the tournament (leaving his toss record as captain 2-8) and decided to bat. Although not possessing a formidable bowling attack, the Islanders were able to steadily dismiss the Dedication Batsmen. Falconer (17), Garner (18), Ian McMahon (13) and Sluiter (19) showed some resistance, however the side was dismissed for only 127. Hankinson's decision not to accept the umpires proposal of a 40 minute game of indoor cricket came back to bite him, with some odd decisions by the men in blue. Mills was sent to the sheds after being trapped BBW (box before wicket) and Ian McMahon was also triggered after the islanders reached the 10 second appeal threshold.

In the field, standout performances were few and far between. Falconer put his hand up for back to back horses arse awards, not attempting a regulation catch in gully while super-sub Brad Gowers was able snare five wickets. Jarryd Mills also successfully fielded the ball when designated to do so - restricting the Islanders to just a single to long on - as a keeper.

On a bleak day for PHR Dedication, one highlight was the performance of Ian McMahon, who in a single innings, bested Joel McMahons total runs for the tournament. McMahon also impressed with the ball, and Dedication selectors were seen in deep discussion with him post match as to whether his son can fill in for a game or two next year while he plays the whole carnival.


Awaiting report back on game 2!

Game #1
Hutt River Dedication Vs Kangarilla B


A new-look Principality of Hutt River Dedication line-up took to the Mildura Senior College Oval against the old enemy Kangarilla for Game One of the 2013 Willowfest Carnival. After losing the toss, Hankinsonís men were sent into the field. Newcomer Clinton Murdoch opened the bowling in tandem with Sluiter and a high level of pressure was applied to the Kangarilla bowlers from the first ball. Murdoch needed little time to achieve his first wicket in the red and white Ė breaking through on his fourth delivery. This early success was met with the traditional Joel McMahon mid pitch face plant celebration, much to the delight of the Dedication faithful. From the outset the bowling was tight, with Murdoch (3 for 15 Ė 10 overs), Sluiter (2-17 Ė 8 Overs) and Simon Body (10 overs for 26 runs) the pick bowling crop that was consistent across the board.

Unfortunately Dedication were their own worst enemies in the field, dropping five catches including twice dropping Kangarillaís top scorer on his way to 76. Jarryd Mills found it rough going without the gloves, moving into early horses arse contention with two dropped catches in the outfield. Despite these setbacks, Dedication was able to restrict Kangarilla to a very gettable 9/156 off 50 overs.

After the early dismissal of Mills, PHR Dedicationís run chase started in a positive fashion, with Marshall Richardson (24) and Vaughn Garner (19) putting on a steady second wicket partnership. Garnerís dismissal triggered a mini collapse, with the wickets of Richardson, McMahon and Sluiter falling in quick succession. Hankinson, Falconer & Murdoch all contributed to the total in the closing stages; with Murdoch partnering with Todd McCarthy to almost drag the side across the line in a dramatic final eight overs. However it was Sluiterís inability to incapacitate the 13 year old Nathan Lester when bowling that ultimately cost Dedication, with the youngster breaking Dedicationís back with a spectacular catch to dismiss Hankinson (25) as well as a pearler of a delivery to dismiss Murdoch (20) and end Dedicationís run chase.

PHR Dedication are scheduled to play two 20/20 matches tomorrow against powerhouse local sides Mildura West and Mildura East.



Hutt River Dedication 2013 Squad Announced

The 2013 Willowfest Carnival will be held from Dec 27 - Dec 30.

Hutt River will enter their 9th Willowfest carnival still searching for their illusive maiden championship.

The squad for 2013 is as follows:

Tyler Hankinson (c)
Jakob Sluiter (vc)
Jarryd Mills (vc)
Joel McMahon
Adam Burke
Todd McArthy
Haydn Falconer 
Vaughn Garner
Clinton Murdoch
Marshall Richardson
Simon Body

The off-season saw some tough decisions made by the Hutt River selectors, with Phil Barker delisted after winning the horses arse
and Brendan McCarthy unavailable due to general weakness. 

Jackson Brazzale's close association with Barker meant he too was not considered for selection in 2013.

The inclusions of Vaughn Garner, Clinton Murdoch, Marshall Richardson and Simon Body will add considerable cricketing talent
to a line-up that has been lacking in experience in recent years.

With Hankinson, McMahon and McArthy the only members of this years team who do not play regular cricket and Sir Geoff Pascoe still in the USA on his education junket,
hopes are high that this year will be the one.
Due to a lack of dedication Joel McMahon has been stripped of his vice captaincy.
After countless hours of deliberation selectors have awarded Vice Captaincy to both Jakob Sluiter and Jarryd Mills.

Draw/Result Table is as follows:

Date Team Vs Team RESULT
Friday 27th December 10.00am start 50 overs Royal Hutt River Dedication Vs    Kangarilla B Kangarilla B - Defeat RHRDCC by 14 runs in 48th Over
Saturday 28th December 9.00am start 20 overs Royal Hutt River Dedication Vs   The Westie Toads RHR Dedication CC - Defeat The Westie Toads by 8 runs.
Saturday 28th December 1.00pm start 20 overs Royal Hutt River Dedication Vs   Mildura East CC Mildura East CC (6/164) - Defeat RHRDCC (7/151)
Sunday 29th December 10.00am start 50 overs Royal Hutt River Dedication Vs   McLaren Crushers    McLaren Crushers win by 5 runs.
Monday 30th December 10.00am start 50 overs Royal Hutt River Dedication Vs   Danger Islanders Danger Islanders (6/133) - Defeat RHRDCC (127)




2013 Willowfest Campaign
PHR Dedication finished the 2013 Willowfest Carnival in 5th Place, (third place in "B" Grade) winning one game and losing 4.
It was a frustrating carnival for the side, with the with 3 very tight losses (14 Runs, 9 Runs and 5 Runs).

The 2013 Sovereigns MDP was awarded to Jarryd Mills after an excellent performance with the Ball and the Bat.
Mills was the third highest runs scorer for the side with 85 runs, and took nine wickets at an average of 13.9.

This is Jarryd's first MDP after nine years of play for PHR Dedication
Vaughan Garner Hits out Vs Mildura West Marshall Richardson and Sluiter head out to field against Mildura East Hankinson after Drinks vs Mildura East

Sluiter Bowls to Mildura East Sovereigns 2013 MDP Trophy The 2013 Sovereigns Most Developed Player Trophy Awarded to: Jarryd Mills.

Jarryd seen here having the trophy presented to him by the Mayor of Mildura, Mr. Glenn Milne.




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